Paul Douglas Caspar

January 8, 1956 - January 29, 2024

Funeral Details: Private Family Service

It is with broken and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Paul Caspar on January 29th 2024 at home surrounded by loving family and his cherished companion Thomas O'Malley (his kitty)


Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years Katherine (nee; Taylor), his children Michael (Helen), Evan (Penny) and Julianne (Spencer) and all his adored grandchildren, Hudson (7) and Charlotte (5). He is also survived by his sister Sharon Little, his sister-in-law Debbie Lietz and brother-in-law Scott Taylor (Sue). He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as all the extended family.


Paul's enthusiasm for music was not only evident in rhythms of his bass but also in the recording and production he did for and with many other musicians. His enthusiasm was passed down to all his children and grandchildren, ensuring that the melody of his legacy will continue to resonate through their lives.


There will be a celebration of Paul's life through music at a later date.


A very sincere and grateful thank you for the care and compassion to Dr. Z. Veitch, Dr. H. DeBoer-Fennell and Dr. J. Kamra at RVH Cancer Care Clinic, Barrie, Ont.


In lieu of flowers, donations to RVH cancer care clinic, Princess Margaret head and neck clinic, Lost and Found pets Innisfil, Barrie, or the charity of your choice in memory of Paul would be greatly appreciated.



12 Condolences
  • Steve Cuppage
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Reply

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time

  • Leanne Stevenson
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Reply

    Our family sends you all our love during this difficult time. May the happy memories and the love of your family and friends support you during dark or lonely times.

  • Arlene Stuckless
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Reply

    So many memories with you both. Sending love to you Kathy. I’m so sorry, for your loss and your kids loss. RIP Paul – you will be missed <3

  • Shane Harrison
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Reply

    My Brother…my Friend… someone I looked up to,.. always will… musical genius… shoulder to cry on…trusted and loved by anyone who knew him. I’m going to remember him through creativity and being kind to others… because that’s what I think Paul would want.
    I love you Caspar,

  • Laurie Roberts (prev Taylor)
    Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2024 Reply

    All my love & heartfelt prayers to Paul’s loving family!! My thoughts are with you & remember with great love & thankfulness my times with Paul & you all.
    Much love 💕
    Is. 26:3

  • Tim and Elyse
    Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2024 Reply

    All our love, he was an amazing man. We are all better for having had him in our lives.. love you all.

  • randy stevenson
    Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2024 Reply

    paul you will be missed by so many,you were a man of full integrity and as honest as the day is long.iam so glad to have had you as a friend as they dont come any better.till we meet again friend,i will come find you.

  • Antonella and Paolo Chiodo
    Posted on: Friday, February 2, 2024 Reply


    May God give you strength and courage to face each new day.

    My condolence for the loss of your better half Paul and your children for losing their father.

  • Jeff Bathgate (Bubba)
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 Reply

    Kathy and family so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing I really enjoyed working with him at the depot my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time

  • Lee Beck
    Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2024 Reply

    I knew Paul from many years ago. Always happy. Always chatty. It was good to reconnect on fb. He told me he was ill 3 weeks ago…. I will miss our chats… he was a good guy… R.I.P. Paul. Teach the angles to play something besides a darn trumpet!

  • Christine Hayhurst
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Reply

    Sending our deepest condolences,

    We remember your dad with a great sense of humour and big smile on his face. He was a kind person who always made us feel welcome. May your family be comforted by your many memories you share with him. He will be greatly missed. Christine, Tremayne, Olivia & Alannah xo

  • Keith Garebian
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Reply

    Dear Kathy and family, I am so saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. We met at Princess Margaret Hospital in 2019, where we were both being treated for different cancers, and a wonderful bond was formed in spirit, that continued over the years. He was a wonderfully warm, intelligent guy with a love for music and books, and I was very gratified to have Kathy and Paul attend one of my public readings in Barrie. Beyond that, of course, I was grateful for their friendship, and I liked chatting with Paul, either by phone or via email. The last time I happened to call him, which was just a couple of months ago, he sounded positive in spirit, though we all knew that a fatal end was near. I remain grateful to him and Kathy for their friendship, and I send the family my sincere condolences.

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